Plan to Enjoy Oldham County in the fall, with some preperation.

August 27, 2008 by  
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It’s amazing how a little bit of pain motivates a person. Upon arriving home from work on a recent Saturday, my Mother paraded me through the backyard, showcasing her efforts for the day. She had spent the day pulling weeds. Against my better judgment… for some reason, I felt compelled to help. Under her deck, she has planted some English Ivy. It’s very attractive, and designed as a ground cover to prevent weeds. It’s doing a great job. However, a few weeds managed to turn into small trees and take root. I pulled out a couple of the weeds by hand. I lost a battle to a couple others, eventually with the help of a shovel, I won the war. Which brings me to my point.

Fall is rapidly approaching with the first day of Autumn arriving on September 22nd. With a bit of planning and work now, you will be enjoying a beautiful spring. Now is the time to sow seed or fertilize your lawn or even plant some Daffodils or Tulips. If you’ve been thinking about installing leaf guards for you gutters, you’d better get moving. The leaves will be changing to various shades of red, yellow and burnt orange quicker than you might anticipate. That is if we get some rain soon, and they don’t fall off from dehydration first. Oh, and if you plan on pulling weeds, wear gloves. I wasn’t so lucky to have someone remind me. With a little bit of luck, my blisters will be healed about the same time the flowers bloom.

Trust me, when your lawn sprouts up a full beautiful shade of green, and the flowers begin to bloom … you’ll thank me in the Spring.

Editor’s note: This is an old post from a newsletter I used to write. However, the content is still relevant, and fall is still on the way!

Oldham County Tourism, WINS!

August 25, 2008 by  
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Oldham County Tourism director Kim Buckler produced this awesome video showcasing her efforts at the Kentucky State Fair. I worked the booth on Sunday, the 17th. I can testify how amazing it looked. The kids LOVED the train. Hopefully all of those registration slips I hounded people to pick up get used!

Now the only question is… Kim, how are you going to out do yourself next year?

For those of you who do not know Kim, she also is the owner of ALLinONE Direct Marketing. Kim also runs www.oldhamliving.com with Charlie Rentz

La Grange City Council Member, Faith Brush

August 25, 2008 by  
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Faith and Art Brush

Faith and Art Brush Photo by John Foster

1. What do you like most about living in Oldham County?

I really enjoy the people, and the train. You can meet all types of people here. Everyone from the super wealthy, to the almost homeless and everyone seems to interact well together. I also love the train. It makes you just take a minute (or two) to stop and remember where you are.

2. How and why did you end up as a La Grange City Council member?

I first thought about running for La Grange City Council when I managed the toy shop (The Treasured Child.) I would get to talk to a lot of people who had just moved here from every where you can think of . They would come visit the toy shop with or with out kids. I do the same thing when ever we have been on vacation , I always wanna find a toy shop. I think in our minds it’s always a fun relaxed place to visit. But anyway, people also came in to find out information and/or complain. I just thought that I am just a plain person who people don’t mind coming to with questions, problems, complaints or what ever. So I tried to fix some of the issues that were brought to my attention while I worked there. After talking to my husband Art, and great friends Rick and Trish, they convinced me that it was not a totally crazy idea. So here I am running again…

3. As a resident of La Grange, by example, you’ve been an advocate for sidewalk living. Meaning, most of the places you frequent, you can reach by walking. Can you tell me more about this decision and the quality of life available?

Wow, I have gotten so spoiled, I go for days and don’t cross the expressway, not even to go to Kroger. Living in the middle of downtown, there is nothing I can think of that I can’t get within a 6 block area (if we had blocks out here) When I start to look for a real job it is going to be a big change if I have to leave La Grange. I have worked somewhere in town for the past 16 or 17 years. Talk about spoiled..

4. What do you hope to see for the future of Oldham County?

Oldham County can only grow. I hope that we make the right decisions on how we need to make this happen. We are a very diverse community and I hope that as we develop and continue to grow, that we take this into consideration. I think the county will be a work in progress for quite some time.

5. Are there any other comments or notes you’d like to share with the readers of Oldham County Wired?

As Faith City Council Woman, I want to make sure that every person that lives here has a voice, and I really enjoy being that voice. If you ever have any questions, ideas, or problems, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I have learned that if I can’t come up with an answer or find a solution, most of the time I can come up with someone who can.

Contact Faith via email at faithbrush@aol.com

TARC adds Bus to Oldham County Express

August 23, 2008 by  
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TARC announced that they are adding a scheduled bus to route 67. You can visit this link for a full schedule of the stops.

For Route No. 67 in Oldham County, the new morning express will leave Oldham Plaza at 6:13 a.m., the Buckner Park-and-TARC at 6:20 a.m. and the Crestwood Park-and-TARC at 6:26 a.m. It will arrive at Fourth and Broadway at 6:55 a.m. and Fourth and Main at 7:02 a.m.

The afternoon express will leave Third and Chestnut streets at 4:16 p.m., Fifth and Market streets at 4:25 p.m. and arrive at the Crestwood Park-and-TARC at 4:53 p.m., the Buckner Park-and-TARC at 5 p.m. and Oldham Plaza at 5:07 p.m.

To Push or Not to Push

August 18, 2008 by  
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Oldham County Aquatic Center

Oldham County Aquatic Center

Last week our whole family visted the Aquatic Center here in Oldham County. There is a large water slide at the park. Being the adventurous mom that I am, I convinced my oldest daughter, Emie to go down, too. After one trip up the stairs, one trip back down, then one more trip back up, she finally went down the slide with a look of sheer terror on her face. I watched as she dropped into the water, came up gasping for air and then slowly a smile spread across her face. For the rest of the day there was no stopping her! Up the stairs, down the slide, over and over again! On the trip home I bragged to my husband about my wisdom in “pushing” Emie down the slide. I knew it was something she could do and I knew she’d have a blast doing it!

Yesterday Emie and I returned to the Aquatic Center for one last hurrah before she starts 1st grade. This time I convinced her to try jumping off the diving board into the deep end. “Mommy, it’s way too deep!” she said with a trembling voice. “It doesn’t matter how deep it is, Emie. It just matters how far it is to swim to the edge.” So, she climbed up the stairs, walked to the end of the diving boad, stood at the edge for what seemed like an hour, and then turned around to walk back to the stairs. Suddenly she slipped on some water and fell right off the board onto the cement below. The whole line waiting for their turn at the board gasped, a lifeguard came running and I grabbed her up into a big hug. Thankfully she didn’t get hurt, but my ego definately did! Emie was really kind to me after I apologized, though and said, “Maybe I’ll be ready next year, Mommy.” Yes, maybe you will, but it definately won’t be me pushing you off the board!

South Oldham High School Student paints at Kenwood.

August 15, 2008 by  
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From the Oldham County Schools website :

Prior to attending registration for his junior year at South Oldham High School, Austin Woodbury was hard at work pulling painters tape off of the newly painted orange walls in Kenwood Station Elementary School’s foyer. Woodbury and a team of volunteers had spent the evening before applying the paint with the help of two scaffoldings, donated by Jeremy Bosco of Robert Mattingly & Sons construction and McKenzie Synthetics. While Woodbury removed the tape, a friend applied a fresh coat of glaze to a painting of a horse on a nearby library wall.

The new artwork adorning the walls of Kenwood Station is the end result of Woodbury’s Eagle Scout project. He has spent the last month at Kenwood with a team of volunteers making his designs come to life. Though art is just a hobby for Woodbury, he knew he wanted to use his talents in design as a way to enhance his Eagle Scout project. “I’ve always been good at art and creating designs. I thought it would be a good idea to use art in my project,” said Woodbury. “First I was thinking of doing art work at hospitals but it was too difficult to get into a hospital because they are a little more restrictive. My mom came to Kenwood and found out that Mr. Moore wanted murals so I approached him with the concept.”

For the entire article, please visit Oldham County Schools website.

Apple Patch Scenic 5K

August 13, 2008 by  
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Apple Patch Scenic Road
5K Run & 1 Mile Walk
Brownsboro, KY

Saturday, September 13, 2008
8:30 a.m.
Brownsboro General Store & Eatery
(1 Mile North Of I-71 On Hwy. 329)

Registration – 7:30 / Run – 8:30 / Walk – 8:30
Early Entry Fee: $15.00 by September 5, 2008

Late Entry Fee: $20.00 after September 5, 2008

Awards: All participants receive a distinctive Apple Patch t-shirt and the top three finishers in each age group receive trophies.

Those that complete the Grand Slam will receive the t-shirt honoring their accomplishment at registration. Overall Grand Slam winners will be presented after the awards for the Apple Patch run

Race Route : Runners will start next to the Eatery heading east on Old Zaring Road, north on Glenarm to Hwy. 1817, ½ mile east on 1817 then turn around and retrace route to finish at the Eatery. Walkers will proceed east on Old Zaring for ½ mile then turn around and finish at the Eatery.

Help support adults with mental retardation.

For race forms, more information, or to become a sponsor, contact Joe at 502-657-0103, or Email: jspoelker@applepatch.org

Oldham County FreeCycle

August 13, 2008 by  
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What do over 1,000 people in Oldham County already know that you possible don’t? They know that Oldham County FreeCycle has quickly become a useful resource to locate and get rid of household items. I recently rejoined the Oldham County FreeCycle group out of pure curiosity. I don’t have anything right now that I am looking to get rid of, and I certainly do not have room for anything else. In the past few weeks I’ve seen everything from offers of grills and lawn mowers to requests for children sized clothing. If you’ve been meaning to clean out your closet, DO IT! Then post the stuff on FreeCycle and help out a fellow resident. Oldham County FreeCycle is hosted on Yahoo! So It requires that you have a Yahoo! handle, which is free. The group is moderated by volunteers, to prevent spamming. The only requirement for the group is everything MUST be FREE. You can’t offer to sell something, it has to be given away. Users can always post a request. The last request to cross my desk was from a member looking for two baby gates. Strengthen your community and network within!

Travelling Oldham County Roads

August 8, 2008 by  
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Last week my car rolled 100,000 miles. I’ve owned the car for almost 10 years now, so this milestone has been a long time coming.  Most people would have reached this milestone in less than half that time!  The car has served me quite well over the years, and I imagine that he will continue to do so for a few more. Lord Taurus as I refer to him… yes a him. Lord Taurus is a dark green Ford Taurus. A family sedan, he is both roomy on the inside with his four doors and fairly easy on the gas for a car his size. He has toted more friends, family and clients then I can count.

His most recent milestone got me to thinking about where those 100,000 miles have taken me. The single largest at one time was probably my road trip and the subsequent time I spent out west. In the summer of 2000 I went and worked in Yellowstone National Park. During that road trip I visited places in South Dakota, and Nevada, Wyoming, and Montana. Plus, everywhere between here and there. We’ve gone to Nolin Lake several times over the years together. But even with all of those big trips racking up the mileage, most of Lord Taurus’s miles come from the roads in Oldham County. He has been up every side street in Crestwood, and Pewee Valley. He has traveled most of the streets in LaGrange and Buckner and knows his fair share of the streets in Goshen. He has even been out to Westport a few times to visit.

Do you have a favorite stretch of road in Oldham County? Send in your vote for the best stretch of road in Oldham County. Just comment below!

Oldham County Night – Bats Baseball

August 7, 2008 by  
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Oldham County Night @ Louisville Slugger Field

Friday, August 8 @ 7:05 p.m.

Please join us for Oldham County Night at Louisville Slugger Field on Friday, August 8 @ 7:05 p.m. Enjoy a $2 beer “Happy Hour” from 5:30 – 7:00 on the Overlook Deck, a black Bats cap giveaway to the first 2,500 fans through the gates, post game fireworks and other various promotions throughout the game. Don’t miss out on this great evening of fun and baseball for the entire family!

Tickets for this special event are only $6!

Open to the Public

Tickets must be ordered in advance of the game date. Seats will be sold on a first come, first served basis. You can purchase tickets by calling Tony Brown @ (502) 614-4503 or Hal Norwood @ (502) 614-4520.

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